VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images
Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi – Florence, Italy
17 November – 20 December 2015
Opening: Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30pm
The exhibition VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi presents a video work for each of the 12 participating artists in VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images.
The exhibition takes a look at the production of films and videos by a new generation of artists, all of them born in the 1980s, who lived through the full transition from analogue to digital, the spread of the Internet both as a vast archive for dipping into and as a channel for distributing their work, and the development of video technology which, while increasingly sophisticated, was also increasingly available on such portable devices as mobile phones and tablets. The exhibition will allow visitors to compare differing formats and supports, ranging from video on monitors right up to multi-channel video installations, in a reflection on the contemplative approach or the participatory role of the spectator when confronted with moving images.
Artists include: Brud (India/Poland), Alessandro Di Pietro (Italy), Rebecca Digne (France), LucFosther Diop (Cameroon/Holland), Hoël Duret (France), Roberto Fassone (Italy), Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (Georgia/Germany), Émilie Pitoiset (France), Janis Rafa (Greece/Holland), Anike Joyce Sadiq (Nigeria/Germany), Dan Walwin (UK/Holland) and Baha Görkem Yalim (Turkey/Holland).
This exhibition aims at featuring the multiplicity of codes and themes used by these young artists, under age 35 and selected through an international call for submissions, who move between reality and fiction facing socio-political issues, working on the nature of digital images or even challenging the very structure of the language of cinema.
A part of the exhibition area will be devoted to seminars, encounters and workshops, which will be held every Thursday until the exhibition closes, with guests such as Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Erika Balson, a lecturer at King’s College London, and Jason Wood, Art Director (Film) with HOMEmcr in Manchester.
While the artists themselves will be presenting their work to the public on Wednesday, November 18th.
Palazzo Strozzi – Strozzina
Piazza Strozzi – Florence, Italy
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Image: Roberto Fassone, Jeg Er Enorme Jævler I e/and II, 2014, Video still, Courtesy the artist